First Connections April 19, 2019

FIRST CONNECTIONS – April 19, 2019

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Love God, Love People, Love Shawnee


Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts.

See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.

Psalm 139:23-24


Sermon, April 21, 2019

Three Faces of Easter

John 20:1-18

Dr. Charles Kimball, Senior Pastor


Meetings this week:


Sunday, April 21                              9:30 am                 Bible Study

                                                        10:45 am                 Morning Worship

                                                                                        No Evening Worship


Tuesday, April 23                            3:00 pm                 Personnel Committee Meeting


Wednesday, April 24                       5:00 pm                Young Ringers Handbells

                                                           5:30 pm                Prayer Meeting

                                                                                       Children’s Choir

                                                                                     Youth and Adult Handbells

                                                           6:00 pm                Wednesday Night Dinner

                                                                                   Youth Group

                                                        6:15 pm                Children’s Discipleship

                                                                                  Mission Friends

                                                         7:00 pm                Sanctuary Choir


Thursday, April 25                           5:30 pm                Celebrate Recovery Meal

                                                           6:15 pm                Celebrate Recovery Meeting


Sunday, April 28                               9:30 am                 Bible Study

                                                         10:45 am                 Morning Worship

                                                                                        CrossTimbers Spaghetti Fundraiser

                                                                                         Business Meeting

                                                                                         No Evening Worship


Church Pews

We have six pews available to anyone who can transport them. For more information please contact the office.


Budget Kick-Off Month

We are inviting everyone to give an over and above offering as God leads you to kick off our new budget year to support our church ministry and missions.


Good Friday, April 19th

Come join us tonight at 6:30pm as we celebrate Good Friday and communion!


Sunday, April 28, CrossTimber’s Spaghetti Fundraiser, April 28th

On Sunday, April 28, after worship there will be a spaghetti luncheon and fundraiser for CrossTimber’s. Please join us for this wonderful event and fellowship!


Fruit of the Spirit Choir Event, May 5th

Come join us May 5, at 6:00 p.m. for an evening of music, with performances by

the Young Musicians, Music Makers and Young Ringers!

End of the Year Kid’s Party, May 8th

The children’s end of the year party will be May 8th at 5:30p.m. The party will be at the Kid’s Space Park here in Shawnee.


SPARK in the Park!

The SPARK class party will be from 7:00pm to 8:00pm at the Kid’s Space Park!


Annie Armstrong Easter Offering

The Annie Armstrong Easter Offering (AAEO) is the primary way we support mission efforts in North America. Every gift to the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering goes to train, resource and send more than 5,000 missionaries involved in church planting and compassion ministries across the United States, Canada and their territories. Our partnership with Southern Baptist Convention churches and individuals makes this work possible. You can give through our church or online by credit card at Checks can also be mailed to North American Mission Board, P.O. Box 116543, Atlanta, GA 30368 (note in the memo line: Annie Armstrong Easter Offering). Gifts are accepted all year.


VBS Announcements

We are looking for volunteers to assist with VBS which will be held June 3 through June 6! If you are interested or would like more information, please contact Elaine Hawkins.


Baptist Messenger

Members can now sign up to receive the Baptist Messenger by mail or have a digital copy sent to their home free of cost. If you would like to sign up or would like more information,

please visit or call (405)942-3800.



If you move or change your phone number or email address, please contact us at the church office so we can make the changes to the church directory and database. (Call 275-6111 or email Thank you!